Capesize bulk carrier Robusto ran aground in Alexandria Port

RobustoThe Capesize bulk carrier Robusto ran aground at the approach to Port of Alexandria, Egypt. The vessel was proceeding from Narvik in Norway with cargo of iron ore, but during entering the port, suffered mechanical failure and left the shipping way. The bulk carrier hardly stuck at a sandbank and crew was unable to refloat her by own power. The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene of the troubled ship was dispatched inspections and rescue boat. There is no report about injured people and water pollution, but will be held underwater inspection for the hull condition and checking for any possible breaches. The salvage was contracted, but will be done at high tide.

The traffic at the area was not affected, as the bulk carrier Robusto stuck outside the fairway. The area around the grounded vessel is under monitoring for oil leaks and water pollution. After refloating the vessel will be docked at El Dekheila, Alexandria, where will be held a safety inspection.

The Capesize bulk carrier Robusto (IMO: 9386512) has overall length of 289.00 m, moulded beam of 45.00 m and maximum draft of 12.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 175,000 DWT and the gross tonnage is 89,000 GRT. The cargo vessel was built in 2014 by Sainty Jiangdu Shipbuilding in their shipyard in China.